Auburn RV Park at Leisure Time
2670 S College St, Auburn, AL 36832
Dates of Visit: April 6th thru 8th, 2017
On our way back from the beach, we decided to take a pit stop for two nights in Auburn, Alabama. Our son has a college wish list and Auburn University (War Eagle!) is on that list. We figured it’s time to show him what a big college campus looks like.
There are many many options for camping with RV’s, trailers and tents in the Auburn area. It truly is quite impressive! During Auburn football game weekends, unless you booked about a year in advance or as soon as the football schedule is released, you can probably forget about securing a spot at any of the campgrounds and RV parks.
As usual, I had completed my due diligence, exhaustive search and read every review I could find on all the campgrounds/RV Parks in Auburn. It was overwhelming but fruitful. I kept coming back to the same RV park: Auburn RV Park at Leisure Time.
Auburn RV Park intrigued me because one side is on Parkerson Mill Creek and the other side overlooks the Leisure Time Softball Fields. To us, this allowed us to be entertained by the creek during the day and softball/baseball games at night. We figured watching a game at night would be a great diversion without leaving the RV Park.
LOCATION – 4 Stars
Auburn RV Park is at exit 51 on I-85. It sits directly off the interstate but is buffered by dozens of trees and the softball field. The Park has over 50 pads (and additional storage lot) with three different pricing tiers. The Interior sites are closer together and have wonderful shade trees. Some of the “Softball View” sites have shade trees while others have a wide open view to the fields. The Creek sites sit directly along the creek and offer fantastic breezes and creek sounds to sleep by.
Auburn RV Park is family owned and operated. The owners are lifetime Auburn residents and very active in keeping their property clean. Check-in was a breeze and we were given an outstanding brochure with maps, directions and tourist information. We used that brochure many many times. In all our years of camping, we never saw a more impressive brochure. Seriously!
CAMPSITE – 4 Stars
Our campsite was clean and included a 30 and 50 amp hookup along with water and sewer. There is a dedicated space filled with pea gravel that holds the plastic picnic table (no splinters! Yay!) and a campsite grill. Our site did not have a trash can but their are cans throughout the RV Park and a huge dumpster on the way out. Use the dumpster on your way out. It’s super easy!
ATMOSPHERE – 4 Stars
The bath house was extremely clean and efficient. As a matter of fact, my boys preferred it over our Argosy’s shower. The bath house is located in the same building as check-in. We did not use the laundry but it’s available. We did use their ice “machine” where you buy a bag and fill it up yourself. Reasonable and efficient.
There were many families and pets in rigs during our stay. Our Westie enjoyed watching the cat in the RV window behind us. Many dog owners walked their dogs to the creek.
The creekside lots got a lot of visitors during our stay: dog walkers, kids skipping rocks, etc. Just be prepared for some fellow campers to not respect your privacy. This is true at all campgrounds with premium sites, especially water sites, and should not interfere with your decision to book at Auburn RV (or any of the beach campsites in Florida/Alabama campgrounds). You don’t own the campsite. 🙂
We found the wifi to be very good. As a matter of fact, the best at any campground we have stayed at. Mike works remotely and did not have a problem connecting.
Cable TV worked great with local channels and a couple of basic cable channels (like Cartoon Network & Nickelodeon). We watched the first day of the Masters with crystal clear connection.
A couple of online reviews mention the highway noise level. To be honest, the sounds of the babbling creek were louder than the highway or perhaps they merged their sounds. We left our windows open all night because we enjoyed the sounds of the creek. I wonder if people are hearing the creek and think it’s the highway.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
If you are needing a campsite near Auburn, Auburn RV Park at Leisure Time is our recommended choice. It is also a great stop over on your way to Atlanta which is two hours away. Calloway Gardens is just under an hour away. Many Civil War historical sites are within an hour. Auburn University is only 5 minutes away and no need to get on the Interstate. Chewacla State Park is across the street. Grand National golf course is just a couple of exits away. Also make sure to check out Downtown Opelika. We love the way the owners are very involved in their business and campground. They made the stay so much better!
EXTRAS – 3 Stars
Auburn RV Park has a business center in the main check-in building for all of your extra business needs including copies and fax. There is not a pool or activity schedule at this campground (the reason for 3 instead of 4 stars) but during Auburn games, there is a full tailgate and Tiger Pickup for transportation to Jordan Hare Stadium. This is an huge value.
Dates of Visit: April 6th thru 8th, 2017
Auburn RV Park at Leisure Time is off exit 51 on I-85. Same exit as Auburn University’s main area.
All sites have Full Hookups: 30/50 amp, water, sewer & basic cable hookups.
Kid and Pet Friendly
Several Different Pricing Options/Sites. Book Online or Call Direct at tel: 334-821-2267
FABULOUS Wifi Connection! You are allowed two device connections. Note: Owners prefer you to not stream Netflix, etc.
Closest Campground to University of Auburn.
Walmart and many chain and local restaurants are within 10 minutes.
Robert Trent Jones’ Grand National is just a couple of exits away. There are two courses at Grand National. Be prepared as both are extremely challenging. Grand National Review Coming Soon!